Community Gathers to Celebrate Veterans

Community Gathers to Celebrate Veterans photo

The Glen Cove community, including public officials, school administrators, faculty and staff, students, parents, family and friends came together to honor Glen Cove’s veterans.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, members of the community gathered at Morgan Memorial Park to honor those who served in the armed forces in WWII. On Sunday, Nov. 11, The Regency honored veterans with a special ceremony and luncheon with visits from City of Glen Cove Mayor Timothy Tenke, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology, Dr. MichaeI Israel, and children from Connolly, Deasy, Gribbin and Landing elementary schools.

Mayor Tenke presented each veteran with a certificate of appreciation, thanked them for their service and spoke of the importance of involving the children in the ceremony. He reinforced how thankful we all are for the sacrifices the veterans and their families have made to protect our nation.  

Michael Renga, student council co-president at Connolly, spoke to the veterans before students from all grades at Connolly, Deasy, Gribbin and Landing presented the veterans with thank-you notes. They made the thank-you notes during their social studies instructional time as they studied the meaning of Veterans Day. 

Veterans who were present were Edward Agoglia (Air Force), Daniel “Bud” Hohenrath (Army), Joe Krupinski (Army), Leonard Lorusso (Air Force), Walter Meyer (Navy), Fred Mueller (Army), Walter Nordmann (Army), Ralph Panetta (Air Force), Joseph Sheehan (Army), Gilbert Tanaka (Coast Guard) and Peter Tedesco (Navy). Seymour Gaiman (Army) was not in attendance but was recognized.

Special thanks to Glen Cove elementary teachers, who taught our children the importance of Veterans Day and empower our youths to become active participants of Glen Cove; building principals Melanie Arfman, Julie Mullan, Benjamin Roberts and Francine Santoro, who supported this districtwide project, and the Glen Cove parents who encourage our children to be the best individuals that they can be.